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10 Movies That Will Inspire You To Get Healthy!

Written by Tori Raphael. Published: September 07 2023
(Photo: Amazon Studios)


Need some motivation to start that diet or head to the gym this month?! Well, here is a list of incredible films that will definitely inspire you to jumpstart your health journey and achieve your fitness goals. Sometimes, all you need for your headstart is a little inspiration!


1. Bend It Like Beckham(2002)

Written by Gurinder Chadha, Guljit Bindra, & Paul Mayeda Berges


This inspiring soccer movie from 2002 is one of the best movies to watch when nervous about starting a new sport. The film shows the trials and tribulations of two female soccer players who want to be professional athletes. Unfortunately, these girls' parents do not support their dreams of being soccer players, and they have to prove to themselves and their families that they are capable of greatness. The film shows that, against all odds and from any background, anyone can rise to become an incredible athlete.Stream on Disney+ and Hulu.




2. Rocky(1976)

Written by Sylvester Stallone


The classic boxing movie written by and starring Sylvester Stallone tells the story of a fictional boxer named Rocky Balboa. This film will inspire anyone to get to the gym after the iconic training montage to the theme song "Gonna Fly Now". The film shows everyone that, when we are knocked down, we can all rise back up again even stronger. Stream on Netflix and Prime Video.




3. Dangal(2016)

Written by Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Mehrota, Rajshri Sudhakar, & Nitesh Tiwari


Dangal is an international film about the true story of the Phogat wrestling sisters from India. These girls, against all odds, became world-class female wrestlers from their humble beginnings. Dangal is a very inspirational tale that explores the integral dynamics between coaches, parents, and players. If you've ever wanted to get into wrestling, this film will get you off your feet. Stream on Sling TV.




4. The Karate Kid(1984)

Written by Robert Mark Kamen


The Karate Kid is a classic 1984 film about an underdog boy who learns the art of karate in order to protect himself from bullies. From the expertise of his sensei, Mr. Myagi, the movie explores how hard work and dedication will allow anyone to accomplish their goals. Not to mention how to do some awesome air kicks! Stream on Netflix.




5. Creed(2015)

Written by Ryan Coogler & Aaron Covington


Following the story of Rocky, Adonis Creed takes after his father Apollo to be a boxer and, with the help of Rocky, trains against all obstacles to become a great fighter. This film will get you to stand up and cheer for Creed to defeat his opponent and is the perfect film to put on while working out! Rent on Prime Video, YouTube, and Apple TV.




6. Eat Pray Love(2010)

Written by Ryan Murphy & Jennifer Salt


This film, starring Julia Roberts, is about a woman who searches to find her new identity and become a happier person. As she explores the foods in Italy, prayer in India, and love in Bali, anyone can relate to the protagonist's mission to better themselves and improve their health. Stream on Netflix.




7. Cool Runnings(1993)

Written by Lynn Siefert, Michael Ritchie, Tommy Swerdlow, & Michael Goldberg


Cool Runnings is a sports comedy about the true story of four Jamaicans who join the Winter Olympics for bobsledding. Besides the already hilarious premise, the movie has some quality life lessons and inspiring moments when it comes to sports. The film teaches us that, no matter the outcome, we are all winners when we put in our best effort! Stream on Disney+.




8. Brittany Runs a Marathon(2019)

Written by Paul Downs Colaizzo


Brittany Runs a Marathon is a hilarious 2019 comedy based on a true story about a woman who attempts to run a marathon. Starting from the bottom, Brittany shows how we can motivate ourselves to better our own lives and health by running. Stream on Amazon Freevee.




9. Soul Surfer(2011)

Written by Sean McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk, Matt Allen, Caleb Wilson, Brad Gann, & Bethany Hamilton


Soul Surfer is based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a professional surfer whose arm was amputated by a shark. This heroic true story is perfect for all ages, proving that, no matter how impossible the obstacle may seem, teaching ourselves how to overcome mental and physical setbacks will allow us to accomplish our athletic goals. Rent on Prime Video, YouTube, and Apple TV.




10. Chariots of Fire(1981)

Written by Colin Welland


Chariots of Fire is an inspiring true story about two Olympic runners for England. The film tackles all sorts of themes, from class to discrimination, while inspiring everyone everywhere to follow their dreams and train for their health goals. Not to mention how to become a part of a larger team! Rent on Prime Video, YouTube, Apple TV.